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March 26, 2023


SOURCE: Adorers of the Blood of Christ, U.S. Region

Ministry to Children

5th Sunday of Lent (A)

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MINISTRY-TO-CHILDREN: The Lazarus story seems like an amazing success story. Jesus took someone who was dead, and brought him back to life! What could be more impressive than that, right? But what we sometimes forget in visiting this tale is how devastating things seemed prior to the miraculous resurrection. It looked like Jesus had failed. Lazarus was dead! Yet Jesus promised that all things would work out to glorify God, and so they did. The message for kids, then, is more than just an exciting death-to-life story. Sometimes things are challenging and uncertain. We may not like the answers God gives, but we can know that He is still in control, loves us, and will work things out for our good.

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5th Sunday of Lent (A)

OBJECT: Pictures of Road Signs.

Reading Signs

When you see road signs, remember that there are also signs in the Bible giving us directions which point to God.

When you ride in the car with your mother or father do you look at road signs along the way? What do you see? Let’s list different types of signs you might spot.

A stop sign

A school crossing sign

A sign pointing the way to a hospital

A sign advertising a business

A railroad crossing sign

A sign is a message, illustrated with words, a picture, or a symbol, that points or directs us to something else. The hospital sign lets us know a hospital is near. A school crossing sign cautions us to go slow; school children may be crossing the street. A stop sign signals that there may be heavy traffic on a street we are approaching and we should prepare to stop. When we see a railroad sign we look for a train.

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OBJECT: Lima Beans

Life, Now and Forever

All life comes from God. God gives life to a tiny kangaroo, no bigger than a lima bean, and God gives life to each one of us.

Most of us have never seen a kangaroo except in a zoo. They are remarkable animals in so many ways. One of the most interesting things about a kangaroo is how small they are when they are born. They are about the size of a lima bean. (Show bean.) Can you imagine an animal that small?

After they are born the mother licks a pathway on her fur and the baby kangaroo, called a joey, slowly follows the path and climbs into the mother’s pouch. There is a milk supply inside the pouch, but the joey is not strong enough to suck so the mother’s body squirts milk into the baby’s mouth.

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OBJECT: A wilted dead flower. A beautiful, fresh flower.

Lazarus’ Story

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.” (John 11:25)

(Show the dead flower) What is wrong with this flower? (Give children time to respond) It is dead isn’t it? It’s been cut away from the plant and it has died. (Show the beautiful fresh flower) Look at this fresh and beautiful flower. But, look! (Take flower out of vase to show that it has been cut.) This flower has been cut off from the plant, too. What will happen to it? (Allow children to respond) Yes, it will die, too won’t it?

Who has power to bring life back into something that is dead? (Let children respond.) Jesus has power over death. During his lifetime, he brought several dead people back to life. Let’s look at Lazarus’ story from the Holy Bible.

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Activities / Handouts

5th Sunday of Lent (A)

The Kid's Bulletin
Saint of the Week
Word Search Puzzle
SDC Worksheet